Last week, I was so gleeful because my pal and I finally got some much-needed rain in Phoenix! And while some people who live here will complain about the rain, I welcomed the showers with open arms, however when it rains here, it means that the temperature will be cooler outside, but in fact, after a downpour, my pal and I sometimes get 2 or 3 mornings of nicer weather.
When this happens, I usually take fortune of the places that I skip when the weather is too moderate to manage.
I love going to the hiking trails after it rains because the trails are so much better when the desert heat isn’t blistering… Of course, on the hiking trails, there are no a/c or cooling stations, so there is nowhere to find reprieve from the heat, some trails have water stations located at the trailheads, where you can fill a bottle with cool water! Many of the trails have no shaded areas, which makes them even harder to trek when it’s brutally hot. So, I typically make sure that I take fortune of those mornings when it’s nice outside and I am not yearning to remain in the a/c because the hot and cold temperatures are scorching hot, because there is no a/c in the wilderness, my pal and I must take extra precautions to make sure that our bodies don’t overheat. Some people love hiking in the brutally moderate weather, although I would rather wait for cooler hot and cold temperatures. Why risk my life to go hiking on a trail that can be accessed when the weather is much nicer outside? I would much rather stay home in my comfortable a/c on those mornings.